Amma's Thakkali Kurma Recipe, Easy Tomato Kurma Recipe in Tamil
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Thakkali Kurma Recipe from Amma, Delicious and Super Easy Tomato(Thakkali) Kurma Recipe with Coconut. Thakkali Kurma Recipe in Tamil is well explained detailed in Tamil Youtube Video. Simple and Flavourful Kurma that can be paired with Hot steaming rice, Idli or Dosa.
Recipe type: Kurma recipe
Cuisine: TamilNadu, Indian
Serves: 4
  • 2 medium-sized onion/வெங்காயம்
  • 3-4 green chilies/பச்சை மிளகாய்
  • 3 garlic paste/பூண்டு
  • Salt/உப்பு – As needed
  • 1 tbsp oil/எண்ணெய்
  • 3 nos. of cardamom/ஏலக்காய்
  • 1 inch of cinnamon stick/இலவங்கப்பட்டை
  • 3 cloves/கிராம்பு
  • few annasi poo
  • To Grind
  • ½ cup of grated coconut/தேங்காய்
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds/சோம்பு
  • To Pressure Cook:
  • 1 tbsp Toor dal
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  1. Pressure cook the toor dal with 2 tomatoes + 1 cup, for 3-4 whistles, mash, and keep aside.
  2. In a mixie jar add coconut and fennel seeds. Add water and grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.
  4. Add green chilies, garlic, and fry well.
  5. Add the chopped onions and fry until they turn translucent.
  6. Add the cooked toor dal and salt. Add grounded coconut paste and water(I used the ½ cup water), mix well.
  7. cover and cook for 4-5 mins
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Delicious Tomato Kurma is ready to be served.
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